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September 18, 2013 |
Authorities have called off an active search at Castaic Lake for Bryce Laspisa, the college student whose sport utility vehicle was found in the area after he was reported missing. The decision, relayed to Laspisa's family on Tuesday, caps weeks of searching on land, underwater and from the air. Bryce's friends set up a Facebook page dedicated to the search while relatives rallied around his parents and flew in from out of state. His father has been at Castaic Lake nearly every day to aid the search effort.
July 20, 2012 |
The family of 23-year-old Micayla Medek went through an almost unimaginable emotional torture Friday. They knew she'd been wounded in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting shortly after midnight Thursday; her friends who'd accompanied her to “The Dark Knight Rises” told them as much. But it took nearly 20 hours after the gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58 others to get the awful news. Late Friday, they learned that Cayla, as they called her, was one of 10 people who died in the movie theater.
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August 22, 2013 |
Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old San Diego County girl whose kidnapping sparked a six-day, multistate manhunt, has faced off with her critics on social media, telling them to "mind their own business" and "get a life. " In recent days, Hannah has posted messages on the "Prayers for Hannah Anderson" Facebook page, initially thanking supporters and saying the page "helped find me. " She has since turned her attention to those who have criticized her behavior, including her social media activity in the days after her rescue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar confirmed Monday that his 3-year-old daughter, Aviana, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is being treated at Children's Hospital. Huizar made the disclosure in response to queries about why he missed several meetings last week, including a key Sept. 23 discussion of a high-rise project proposed for Grand Avenue in downtown. The little girl was "recently diagnosed," said Huizar spokesman Rick Coca. The councilman and his wife have spent days meeting with doctors at Children's Hospital and deciding on a treatment plan, Coca said.
August 29, 2012 |
Bill Cosby must be getting used to being "dead. " The most recent death hoax around the comedian - courtesy of an "R.I.P. Bill Cosby" Facebook page that has more than 300,000 likes since Sunday - garnered only a tweet of a trademark sweater from the man himself, and no mention whatsoever of the scam, which is a distinct change from Cosby's reaction to a hoax that trended back in 2010. Perhaps Sunday's hoax never even hit his radar. PHOTOS: Celebrity death hoaxes The August 2010 incident, in contrast, saw Cosby taking to Twitter and CNN to debunk the fourth such Internet assault on his existence.
April 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Joe Green, Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard roommate, is famous for having turned down an offer to move to Silicon Valley to join Facebook. Instead Green finished his college degree and worked for 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime payday. Now he's reuniting with his college pal on a project that straddles two worlds for which he has great affinity: technology and politics. Green, 29, is the founder and president of Fwd.us., a new political advocacy group funded by Zuckerberg and other prominent Silicon Valley executives to press for immigration reform and other technology industry causes.
February 22, 2012 |
Can a person's Facebook profile reveal what kind of employee he or she might be? The answer is yes, and with unnerving accuracy, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. And if you are smugly thinking to yourself, "I've carefully wiped my Facebook page of any incriminating photos, comments and wall posts," - well, it turns out you may still not have hidden your true nature from future employers: On a rating scale that examines key personality attributes that indicate future job success, you might get rated high in conscientiousness and possibly low on extroversion.
October 25, 2013 |
SPARKS, Nev. - He loved to tell jokes but couldn't stop himself from laughing before the punch line. He worked in his family's restaurant and used his earnings to buy ice cream and candy. He played the trumpet and rooted for the San Francisco 49ers. And on Monday, within three ghastly minutes, he killed a popular teacher and shot two of his peers on the grounds of Sparks Middle School. Then he killed himself. Now, in a process all too familiar in Aurora, Colo., Newtown, Conn., and other American cities, people in Sparks are looking for clues, reviewing events, searching for an explanation.
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April 12, 2013 |
When in pain, pray. When you worry, worship. When in grief, share it in your small group. The Facebook post, sent in the early morning hours Friday by famed pastor Rick Warren, was short on words but deep in meaning. Since the suicide death of his son a week earlier, the pastor of Orange County's sprawling Saddleback Church has indeed been sharing his grief. But his "small group" includes not only his parishioners, but nearly a million Twitter followers as well as those who read his Facebook page.
June 11, 2013 |
At Resource Furniture, the newly opened Los Angeles store of the New York-based company, you don't have to be a Transformers-loving kid to appreciate the genius of the Poppi Book, a shelving unit that converts into a loft bed. The loft bed is just one of the space-saving products by the Italian design firm Clei available through Resource Furniture , which specializes in streamlined, multifunction storage and sleeping pieces for lofts, studios...